WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., July 7, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) today announced that Cindy Bay has been promoted to SVP of US Franchises and Company Stores, reporting to Jim Morgan, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Ms. Bay has served for the past three years as Senior Vice President of Company Store Operations at Krispy Kreme. Prior to joining Krispy Kreme, she had a long and successful career with McDonald's Corporation, including more than twenty-five years of leadership experience in multi-unit operations, training and franchising. Her new responsibilities will include domestic franchise operations and real estate as well as Company stores.
"I could not be more confident about Cindy's ability to assume these additional responsibilities," said Jim Morgan, Krispy Kreme's President and Chief Executive Officer. "She has been a major contributor to the progress we have achieved, and we are fortunate to have someone of her caliber on our senior management team. Cindy is both a skilled operator and an experienced leader in franchisee relationships, and I have no doubt that she will continue to do an outstanding job."
Steve Lineberger, the Company's Senior Vice President in charge of US Franchise Operations, has decided to leave the Company after July 29, 2011, in order to devote more time to personal priorities. Mr. Lineberger has served in various roles during his five year tenure with Krispy Kreme, and is a member of the senior management team reporting to Jim Morgan.
"As a member of our senior management team, Steve has earned both my respect and admiration, and I am therefore supportive of his decision, which is a personal one centered in his deep commitment to his faith and family," Morgan added. "He has been a loyal and valuable team member, and a significant contributor to our success. We wish him the very best."
Krispy Kreme is a leading branded specialty retailer and wholesaler of premium quality sweet treats and complementary products, including its signature Original Glazed® doughnut. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC, the Company has offered the highest quality doughnuts and great tasting coffee since it was founded in 1937. Today, Krispy Kreme shops can be found in over 650 locations in 21 countries around the world. Visit us at www.krispykreme.com.
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SOURCE Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation